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Colchester Council: Massive homes scheme must wait
7:00pm Monday 24th September 2012 in News
A BID to build a new village on the edge of Marks Tey cannot start until 2021, according to Colchester Council.
The Gateway 120 Consortium want to build a 7,500 home village of West Tey, along with 3,500 homes near the Marks Farm roundabout at Braintree.
Landowners involved in the consortium have offered to spend £128million to dual the A120 between Coggeshall and the A12 and the stretch between Bradwell and Braintree’s Galleys Corner.
They hope the Government would be willing to spend about £90million dualling the remainder if their plans were approved.
But a Colchester Council spokesman said the authority had found space for enough new homes, including more than 3,000 in Mile End, until 2021.
See Tuesday's Gazette for the full story